Monday, April 25, 2022

A Few Little Doo-Dads

Gentle Friends, instead of actually moving the old q-snap I just started in on the bits that need stitching in the up section... here's a snap...

... all these little bits are fun to stitch and much different than my usual so I'll just keep moving across and down with the "bit stitching" to the bottom part and the quote from Isaac Watts.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, April 18, 2022

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, just plugging away on the newest stitch... here's a snap...

... it doesn't look like much but it took quite a few days to fill all that dark blue in... 
now on to all the bits and the big angel!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Sunday, April 17, 2022

A Happy Easter

 Gentle Friends, just a quick post....

... bringing everyone a basket of Happy Easter greetings!
edgar


Sunday, April 10, 2022

A Little Finish and a Little Start

Gentle Friends, so I have finally finished up the stitching on a Deleware Inspiration... I made some big changes along the sides... here is a snap...


"A Deleware Inspiration" - Heart's Ease Examlar Workes
1/1/ - 4/6/2022
40 ct LL Vintage Navy Bean
Recommended Belle Soie/Classic Colorworks

The changes I made are pretty substantial... I added to the lower part of the center box - the over one grapevine on the right and the lower vine of red flowers which replaces and box for the name and date.  I also replaced the bunches of goldenrod made with french knots that would have appeared on either side of the box with the ladybugs and holly.  I initially stitched the bunch of goldenrod on the right side, I really hated it, so "knotty" and just not how I wanted this piece to look... so I frogged and snipped all the dozens of knots out and extended the roses into the space left open.  I am MUCH happier with the result and wish I had made the decision to stitch roses in the first place. Oh well, live and learn.
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And... my start is on a sampler piece I've had in my stash for years.  Here's a snap...

"Heaven Above" - Midsummer Night Designs
40ct LL - Pearled Barley
Recommended Floss

Not much of a start but you get the idea.  It's a small piece so should stitch up fast.  Already looking ahead and have narrowed things to a few choices - just need to see if I have a piece of linen that I'll like and will fit and what floss I have or will need to get.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!


Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A Little Spring in SF

Gentle Friends, after Mass on Sunday we made our annual trek to the far end of Golden Gate Park near the ocean to see the lovely tulips in Queen Wilhelmina's Garden... here are some snaps...


... named for Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands the great-great-grandmother of the current King... every year it is replanted with colorful tulips and flowers...



... in addition to the tulips, there were mounds of marigolds and then there was also some spectacular orange poppies.... really beautiful!!

.. the display of tulips lasts for a few shorts weeks in the early spring so if ever you are in SF make the trip out to the Great Highway and visit the Garden.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, April 4, 2022

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I finished up the over one section, thank goodness.  It seemed to take the longest time, but whatever, it's now done, and now to finish up the rest of the central block.... here's a snap...


... I think that not only the blue chickens but the motto or verse is what really sold me on this sampler...
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Thant's about it for today's sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Flashback Friday

Gentle Friends, I've been seeing this piece pop up lately on Social Media and remembered how much I enjoyed stitching it... here's a...